Thursday, October 21, 2004

What Women Want... 

I suspect the Cincinnati Enquirer has been lurching leftward in its politics in recent months with editorials urging the defeat of anti gay marriage amendments in both Kentucky and Ohio and fluff pieces dealing with homosexuality being run recently as well. Further confirmation of the paper's lurch comes from today's editorial about what some call the "wage gap". The paper merely echoed what feminists have hollered about for the past 30 years (altogether now): women make on average 76 cents for every dollar men earn even though increasing numbers of women are going to college and entering the workforce, blah, blah, blah, blah. The editors must not have had the energy to find and cite a Department of Labor study echoing this misleading statistic. They cite a "study" by National Committee on Pay Equity. When I entered that group's name into Yahoo, this is the first website listed on the search. There's objectivity for you. They also cite the AFL-CIO and Institute for Women's Policy Research which, shazam have found the same numbers.
Look, the fact is that women recieve less pay than men on average because they aren't as interested in monetary compensation as men are and because they spend less time, on average, than men in the workforce. Women would rather recieve more time off from work than a higher paycheck. Some effective rebuttals of the nonsense detailed above can be found here, here and here. As always, I would appreciate any and all feedback about this or any other post on this blog.

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